By Alex from Paramus, NJ on July 26, 2014
I have a new house with an unfinished fireplace. It is a fully functional wood burning unit with a gas starter. It is a dual side fireplace. I originally wanted to install doors on both sides, but now wanted to see if inserting no maintenance gas box makes more sense. The opening dimensions are 32"x32" and it is about 40" deep. I assume this box will come with ceramic logs and stones for a finished look.
I am attaching pictures and I plan to have a square box and close the arch at the top to give this more modern look. Could you please respond to me for questions and give me any quotes? I'd like to know if this will work.
By Tyler M. on July 28, 2014
Answer:Please see the framing dimensions of this Napoleon HD81 see-thru direct vent fireplace:
54 3/4" width
49 1/4" height
23 5/8" depth
If you can make an enclosure/opening of that size feasible, we can provide a quote for this unit and the appropriate venting materials. If so, please reply with your shipping zip code and details on how much vent pipe you would need, as well as if you will need a vertical termination or a horizontal termination.
By Ken Parker from Delray Beach, FL on November 18, 2012
Can the Napoleon HD81 High Definition See Through Direct Vent Gas Fireplace be configured for use with propane gas?
By Magan B. on November 19, 2012
Answer:This item can be configured for propane gas. Upon checkout, you will select "propane" under the "Choose Fuel Type" option on the drop-down menu above right.
By Dennis from Dsm Moines, WA on May 25, 2015
We are about to have a Napoleon HD81NTSB see-thru fireplace installed. How much heat loss are we going to have without the optional blower installed?
By Brennan W. on May 26, 2015
Answer:You will not suffer much heat loss without a blower. The unit does not put out more heat with a blower, the blower simply helps push the heat further than it would normally travel when it radiates from the front.
By Dudley Bacon from Flagstaff, Arizona on November 21, 2011
Can this fireplace be equipped with a privacy screen so you can prevent people in the living room seeing you sitting in your bathtub?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 22, 2011
Answer:Unfortunately, there is no screen included with the fireplace, nor does Napoleon make a screen for it.
By Vinnie from Long Island, NY on January 27, 2016
Do they make double wall chimney pipe for a Napoleon HD81 LP fireplace? Flex pipe does not work for my application?
By Chris C. on January 28, 2016
Answer:Unfortunately, I am finding that the HD81 is only to use the Napoleon Wolf Steel flexible venting components carrying an 8" inner diameter with a 10" outer diameter.
By Cindy on November 9, 2012
Which is the better fireplace: this Napoleon model or FMI's Santa Fe model?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:This is a great question, but there is no clear-cut answer. While both are great units, they each offer singular benefits. The NPL-HD81NT is one of our top of the line fireplaces. It features customizable blower control (blower included), a remote control and sleek, modern styling. It is also capable of producing between 22,000 and 60,000 BTUs of heat. Of course, these benefits come with a steeper price tag of $4679.10.
Our FSD-DVF36TSTA-A features a more traditional look. It has optional accessories including a blower and remote control. It has a maximum 30,000 BTU's but does not have all the bells and whistles that the Napoleon does. However, it is an efficient fireplace at an affordable $2058.00.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
By Randy from Dayton, OH on April 18, 2012
We have a one sided brick gas burning fireplace that faces the living room. The other side of the wall faces the dining room and kitchen. We would like to replace the one-sided fireplace with a two-sided fireplace so that the fire can be enjoyed by parties in both rooms -- and would help open up that area.
Can it be done? What about flue sizes? Does that matter?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 19, 2012
Answer:It is possible that this conversion can be done, but a lot will depend on how the existing fireplace and chimney is built. Is this a true masonry fireplace and chimney all the way up or a masonry facade with a metal chimney?
Please advise at your convenience and we will go from there.
By Brad from oconomowoc,WI on September 8, 2012
How does the directional venting work? Is there anything else we will have to purchase to install?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on September 10, 2012
Yes, you will need to purchase Napoleon's 8" inner diameter / 10" outer diameter flexible vent pipe to vent this unit. If you would like a quote for the appropriate venting components for your application, please fill out our Chimney Pipe Design & Quote Form
By Laurie from Ontario, Canada on January 15, 2013
I am in new construction and have a wall between my great room and a four seasons room. I have the option to install two fireplaces or I could install a see through fireplace that would serve both rooms. How can I control heating one room and not the other? For example on a night that it is cool in the 4 seasons so we put on a fire but I do not want it to be uncomfortable for those inside seated in the great room.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 15, 2013
Answer:This unit offers an accessory blower that allows you to control the direction of the air flow to either room. However, like all see thru gas appliances, the unit itself will provide radiant heat to both rooms when operating. The only way to fully control heat in one room or the other would be to use two separate units. There is currently not a see thru fireplace we sell that offers this kind of control.
By Tor from Napa, CA on July 23, 2015
What are the dimensions of this Napoleon HD81 High Definition See-Thru Direct Vent Gas Fireplace? My space is 48 inches wide.
By Seth on July 23, 2015
Answer:Here are the framing and actual dimesions of the Napoleon HD81 High Definition See Thru Direct Vent Gas Fireplace - HD81NTSB:
52" full width
39" face width
40 3/8" height
24 5/8" depth
54 3/4" width
49 1/4" height
23 5/8" depth
By Mark from Virginia on March 6, 2016
Does the optional blower kit direct the air to both rooms, or only one? What is the difference between the blower and what Collin referred to as a "hot air distribution kit" (how would I pick which is a better option)? And how do I decide if I need either of these items at all (i.e., if I save money by not buying either, will I end up disappointed with the results)?
By Brennan W. on March 7, 2016
Answer:The blower will allow for circulation on both sides of the fireplace. The blower will act as the hot air distribution kit.
By Carrie from East Grand Forks, MN on August 15, 2012
Can this fireplace be placed in a sheet rock wall with no masonry around it? I'm planning to put a flat screen TV above it.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 16, 2012
Answer:This direct vent fireplace does not require any masonry or tile to be placed on the perimeter wall. However, you must use some variety of non-combustible material on either side of and above the unit.
The unit requires 7 5/8" on either side and 15 3/4" on the top. You may use concrete board to accomplish this, which can then be finished to match the adjacent wall board.